Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2522

City Campus

Undergraduate

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of animation and compositing techniques to build on your production, design and visual storytelling skills. You will examine the history of animation and be introduced to a diverse range of technical and cultural practices in animation. By completing media projects you will develop your practical understanding of sequence design, explore the elements and principles of animating sequences, and use compositing software programs.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


 In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • discuss historical and cultural practices in animation including their impact on current practice
  • select, analyse and apply appropriate techniques for a range of animation processes, including compositing
  • create a design for a visual sequence based on a brief
  • apply elements of live action and animation into images and sequences
  • apply industry practices from pre to post-production


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you met the course's learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.